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Title: Competition Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 9/2015 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 24 February 2015
Description/subject: Provisional English title.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (223K)
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015


Title: Law repealing the farm produce market law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 7/2015 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 18 February 2015
Description/subject: Provisional English title.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (21K)
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015


Title: Law concerning recidivism - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 6/2015 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 18 February 2015
Description/subject: Provisional English title.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (26K)
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015


Title: Law amending seed law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 5/2015 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 18 February 2015
Description/subject: Provisional English title.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (48K)
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015


Title: Myanmar investment bill 2015 (24/2/2015)
Date of publication: 24 February 2015
Description/subject: This document is a bill, not a law...THE INVESTMENT LAW OF [2015], CONSOLIDATING AND REPLACING: The Myanmar Citizens Investment Law, Pyidaungsu Htluttaw Law No. 18 of 29 July 2013 and The Foreign Investment Law, Pyidaungsu Htluttaw Law No. 21, 2012, 2 November 2012 and associated regulation.
Language: English
Format/size: pdf (128K)
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015


Title: Law protecting ethnic rights - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 2/2015 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 24 February 2015
Description/subject: Provisional English title.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (216K)
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 4 March, 2015
Date of publication: 04 March 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President and wife offer meals to title recipient Buddhist monks, nuns...Application deadline for Yangon Stock Exchange service providers extended to 6 March...Weather expert warns high temperature, UV index in some regions...Tourists heading for Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park in open season...Volunteers impart disease safety message at poultry farms...Rural teams battle for Ethnic Minister’s Cup...Officials, growers seek solutions on boosting onion production...Heroin, stimulant tablets seized in Mabein Tsp...Union ministers brief Yangon region education officers on peaceful learning...Breeders urged to prevent avian flu outbreaks in Mandalay Region...Students hold sit-in protest in Letpadan, Bago Region...A map shows clashes between Tatmadaw and Kokang insurgents in Laukkai region...Information Ministry approves renewal of publishing licences...Kokang insurgents under attack of government troops in Laukkai..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Joint Statement on Election Support from the Embassies of Australia, Denmark, the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America...Myanmar, Laos to promote cooperation in tourism industry...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets Ambassador of New Zealand... Outgoing NZ ambassador calls on Myanmar commander-in-chief...184 service personnel sent abroad for scholarship courses in January 2015...Myanmar celebrities, Thai actress accept cash donations for soldiers, IDPs in Laukkai...Myanmar, Laos delegates exchange views on political and security cooperation...U Soe Nwe accredited as Ambassador to Cambodia...Daw Yin Yin Myint accredited as Ambassador to Germany...U Cho Tun Aung accredited as Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Traffic congestion concerns everyone" by Aung Khin.... ARTICLE: "The noblest Religious Titles presented by the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the eminent Buddhist monks, nuns and laypersons at home and abroad for their utmost efforts for carrying out the purification, perpetuation, propagation and promotion of the Buddha Sasana (the Teachings of the Omniscient Buddha) throughout the world" by Ba Sein
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 4 March, 2015
Date of publication: 04 March 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.4MB - reduced version; 9.2MB - original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/4.Mar_.15_KM.pdf
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 4 March, 2015 (Burmese/ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 04 March 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: Hpa-an Situation Update: Hlaingbwe, Nabu, Paingkyon and Hti Lon townships, May to July 2014
Date of publication: 28 November 2014
Description/subject: "This Situation Update describes events occurring in Hlaingbwe, Nabu, Paingkyon and Hti Lon townships, Hpa-an District during the period between May and July 2014, including destruction of villagers’ farm land due to road construction and drug awareness and eradication efforts carried out by armed groups... Burma/Myanmar government road construction, planned from Hlaingbwe town to Meh T’Waw village, damaged parts of villagers’ farm land. No compensation for the loss of land has been provided... From May 21st to May 25th 2014, the Tatmadaw, Karen National Union (KNU), Democratic Karen Benevolence Army (DKBA), Border Guard Force (BGF) and Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army - Peace Council (KNU/KNLA-PC) collaborated to conduct several meetings throughout Hpa-an District to promote drug awareness... On June 23th 2014, the KNU, BGF and Tatmadaw collaborated to destroy more than 200 kratom plants in Hti Lon Township."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: pdf (165K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/14-57-s1.pdf
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Conflict in particular States > Armed conflict in Karen State > Armed conflict in Karen State - military activities and their impact on village life, including livelihood, health, education and land tenure security
Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 3 March, 2015 (Burmese/ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 03 March 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 March 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 3 March, 2015
Date of publication: 03 March 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 March 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: Thaton Situation Update: Thaton Township, April 2014
Date of publication: 29 January 2015
Description/subject: "This Situation Update describes events occurring in Thaton Township, Thaton District during April 2014, including updates on gravel mining projects, community education and healthcare... Villagers report a lack of nurses and medics in Thaton Township. Furthermore, Burma/Myanmar government-built clinics have fallen into disrepair due to neglect and a lack of staff... The Max Myanmar company operates a rubber plantation in Shwe Yaung Pya village, Shwe Yaung Pya village tract, Thaton Township, that has negatively affected villagers by confiscating land that villagers use for grazing their livestock and limiting villagers’ access to firewood... On April 3rd 2014, villagers reported that Pru Min Tun company, a private domestic company, came to Maw Lay village, Maw Lay village tract in Thaton Township, and coerced the community into granting them mining rights in the area. However, local villagers concerned with the project managed to halt its development."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: pdf (190K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/14-45-s1.pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 March 2015
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Human activity on land in Burma/Myanmar > Land confiscation for military, commercial and other purposes
Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports


Title: Border Guard Force (BGF) Battalion #1013 Sergeant Saw Hpah Ghaw steals villagers’ livestock
Date of publication: 23 January 2015
Description/subject: "This News Bulletin describes events occurring in Dwe Lo Township, Hpapun District in June 2014, particularly the repeated theft of villagers’ poultry and livestock by Border Guard Force (BGF) Sergeant Saw Hpah Ghaw, from BGF Battalion #1013. Villagers have raised their concerns to KHRG as they have repeatedly witnessed Sergeant Saw Hpah Ghaw steal villagers’ chickens, ducks and goats, despite receiving a salary from the Burma/Myanmar government. Animal husbandry is commonly practiced by villagers in Kayin State and is used to supplement their income. Villagers are reluctant to directly confront BGF Battalion #1013 regarding these incidents."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: pdf (159)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/14-10-nb1_0.pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 March 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Conflict in particular States > Armed conflict in Karen State > Armed groups operating in Karen State (military activities and impact on villagers) > Border Guard Forces (BGF) in Karen State
Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports


Title: Myanmar Land, Agribusiness, and Forestry Forum (MYLAFF)
Description/subject: "MYLAFF - a forum for sharing information about land, rural livelihoods, forests, fisheries, agribusiness investment and natural resource management in Myanmar... *Members of the forum include government officials, staff of donor agencies and NGOs, project experts, academics and business people... *We aim to support rural development in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar through providing stakeholders and decision-makers with a space for communication and better access to information and analysis... *Our online document repository is at www.mylaff.org, where you can find a wide variety of documents in both English and Myanmar language, alongside others... *MyLAFF is managed as a public service by the Land Core Group (LCG), a subgroup of the Food Security Working Group... *More information is available in the FAQ, which is available here: http://www.mylaff.org/static/MyLAFF_FAQ.pdf..."
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: MYLAFF
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.mylaff.org
Date of entry/update: 03 March 2015
ML > Agriculture > General resources on sustainable agriculture
Agriculture > Reviews/bibliographies/lists on swidden/shifting cultivation
Agriculture > Shifting ("swidden", "jhum", "taungya") cultivation - regional and global
Agriculture > Shifting ("swidden", "jhum", "taungya") cultivation - Burma/Myanmar
Land > Land in Burma > Land-specialised groups in Burma/Myanmar
Forests and forest peoples (being reconstructed) > The forests and forest peoples of Burma/Myanmar > The forests of Burma/Myanmar: policy, law and regulations > Forest tenure > Forest Tenure (general)
Sustainable and Endogenous Development > Sustainable/alternative development > Roots and Resources - global and regional experience and analysis


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 2 March, 2015
Date of publication: 02 March 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: It is an opportune time to speed up efforts for national interests comprehensively including agriculture sector with strength of honest and hardworking peasants...Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann meets with locals in Kyauktaga...Kokang nationals in Mandalay Region issue a statement denouncing the attack of Kokang renegade groups...Six major airports receive safety upgrades...Development of transport infrastructure discussed at meeting...Tatmadaw columns reopen Laukkai-Kongyan road for secure transport after occupying hills...Ninth white elephant emerges in Pathein Township...Union Information Minister attends Myanmar Librarians Conference...Lectures on electoral security process given to police officers...Bus lines elect new supervisory committee members...Specialists provide free eye care services to patients...Students can choose best school for their learning...Jivitadana Sangha Hospital (Mandalay) marks seventh anniversary...U-15 team thrash women’s team 3-0 in tune-up match...Businesses of residents, banking services rely on each other...Immigration staff explain specific points of Special Moe Pwint Project, before issuing of CSCs...University of Forestry (Yezin) turns out over 300 graduates in 2015...IKBZ Insurance presents compensation for damages of building...Law officers must be reliable in ensuring rule of law and order..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Migrant workers in Singapore expect effectiveness of mobile office programme...Japan grants US$ 761,450 for four health and education projects in Kachin and Kayah States...Myanmar U-15 team to participate in China- ASEAN Youth Football Tournament 4-12 March..... "PERSPECTIVES": "The importance of economic equality and growth" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Coca-Cola to bring the happiness journey to more cities across Myanmar in 2015" by GNLM
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 March 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 2 March, 2015 (Burmese/ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 02 March 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 March 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 2 March, 2015
Date of publication: 02 March 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 March 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 25 February, 2015: Adjudication at special appeal court needs approval of Chief Justice of the Union
Date of publication: 26 February 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 25 Feb — Supreme Court Judge U Soe Nyunt said the Union Judiciary Law’s paragraph 20 has defined that except the case adjudicated by the Special Appeal Court of the Full Bench, if the Chief Justice of the Union considers that any problem on which action should be taken for the benefit of the public has arisen in any case finally adjudicated by the Supreme Court of the Union, he may cause the retrial of such problem by the special Appeal Court or by the Full bench. U Sai Mya Maung, an MP of Amyotha Hluttaw from constituency 2 of Kachin State, urged the Hluttaw for thorough investigation on civil case No. 10/2011 happened in Bhamo District, Kachin State. U Soe Nyunt replied that the Chief Justice of the Union has not decided to adjudicate the case as it has not reached to his office. To get a way near the fence of PTTEI in Ye Phyu Township, Dawei district of Taninthayi region, U Maung Sein, an MP of Taninthayi region constituency 5, sought the help of Ministry of Energy. Deputy Minister U Myint Zaw said a total of K1, 688,462,225 have been compensated to land owners in 2011 for 75.04 acres, and MOGE and PTTEPI have a plan to construct a road beside the fence of company, while the investigation team on this issue recommended a 10-ft road. He also said that the construction will be started after it has been approved by Taninthayi Region government. Amyotha Hluttaw than approved bill on the rights of disabled persons."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (71K)
Date of entry/update: 02 March 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities' Assembly/Upper House): Meetings > Amyotha Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 23 February, 2015: Ministries of forest conservation, cooperatives, NPED deal with Amyotha Hluttaw queries
Date of publication: 24 February 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Feb — Deputy Ministers of union government answered the queries of representatives at Amyotha Hluttaw’s 20th day session Monday. In reply to the query of U Bo Ni, an MP of Yamethin Township constituency, Deputy Minister U Aye Myint Maung for Environmental Conservation and Forestry said the country has adopted a 30-year plan from 2000-2001 to 2030-2031 fiscal years for forest conservation, with updating every decade and reviewing every five years and development of reserved forest to 30 percent of the country’s total area and 10 percent for natural habitats. He also explained afforestation and growing of firewood plants with the contribution of people. Regarding query of Dr Than Aung, an MP of Shwebo Township constituency, the Deputy Minister said the ministry has not planned to extend the period for farmers to settle agricultural loans, as the loans from EXIM Bank of China will have to be paid back in eight years. Thura U Aung Ko, an MP of Kanpetlet constituency, asked the plans on proper use of international grants and loans. Deputy Minister Daw Lei Lei Thein for National Planning and Economic Development said the ministry has formed two committees to scrutinize foreign grants in cooperation with union-level ministries, governments of states and regions, foreign aid agencies for prevent misuse of international supports."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (70K)
Date of entry/update: 02 March 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Thaton Short Update: Bilin Township, October 2014
Date of publication: 03 February 2015
Description/subject: "This Short Update describes events occurring in Bilin Township, Thaton District during October 2014, including development projects such as water supply, road construction and building clinics... The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) went to Bilin Township and requested the presence of village representatives from 12 villages, so that they could state their core needs in their villages, which included a healthcare centre, schools, road construction in the village, hostels for teachers and water supply... On October 23rd 2014, a KHRG community member went to Noh Ka Neh village to attend a workshop conducted by a SDC field director and his officers. The community member interviewed the director about what he was doing and the director explained about initiating a village committee for building a school for the villagers."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: pdf (2.39MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 March 2015
ML > Humanitarian Assistance to Burma/Myanmar > Humanitarian assistance > Bilateral humanitarian assistance > European Union humanitarian assistance


Title: Dooplaya Situation Update: Kawkareik, Kyainseikgyi and Kyonedoe townships, May to October 2014
Date of publication: 02 February 2015
Description/subject: "This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kawkareik, Kyainseikgyi, and Kyonedoe townships, Dooplaya District between May and October 2014, including cases of theft and looting, shooting and arbitrary arrest and detention... On May 7th 2014, Infantry Battalion (IB) #32 confiscated and looted villagers’ property in Kawkareik Township. Although villagers reported it to the IB #32 battalion commander, no action was taken against the perpetrators... On October 9th 2014, 25-year-old Saw D--- from A--- village was shot at by soldiers from Tatmadaw Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) #283 while returning by motorcycle to his village from Kyaikdon town. He was not injured during the incident... On October 12th 2014, a Tatmadaw soldier arrested two Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) soldiers and one villager. The community does not know what has happened to the villager."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: pdf (875K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/14-94-s1.pdf
Date of entry/update: 02 March 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Conflict in particular States > Armed conflict in Karen State > Armed conflict in Karen State - military activities and their impact on village life, including livelihood, health, education and land tenure security


Title: Nyaunglebin Situation Update: Shwegyin Township, March to June 2014
Date of publication: 29 January 2015
Description/subject: "This Situation Update describes events occurring in Shwegyin Township, Nyaunglebin District during the period between March and June 2014, including military activities, mining, education, healthcare, and restrictions on freedom of movement... Since the ceasefire, there are still issues in Shwegyin Township area. Civilians are still worried about human rights violations however the ceasefire has allowed for greater freedom of movement. Mining has become an issue with the river being slowly destroyed and polluted... The report shows that children are being hired by Kaw Ghay Htoo to construct a road regardless of their age which includes tasks unsuitable for children. The children, who were seen working on the construction of the road on March 9th 2014, were not informed that they were too young to be carrying out these kinds of jobs and are therefore being taken advantage of by their employers... The increased presence of Tatmadaw Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) #440 and #350 and Infantry Battalion (IB) #30 in Shwegyin Township has caused villagers to become fearful of carrying out their daily activities, as well as restricting the amount of freedom they feel they have to move around the area."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: pdf (181)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/14-41-s1.pdf
Date of entry/update: 02 March 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Conflict in particular States > Armed conflict in Karen State > Armed conflict in Karen State - military activities and their impact on village life, including livelihood, health, education and land tenure security
Land > Land in Burma > Human activity on land in Burma/Myanmar > Mine Clearance in Burma/Myanmar
Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 3 March, 2015
Date of publication: 02 March 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President meets NLD Chairperson DawAung San Suu Kyi...Vice-Senior General Soe Win comforts soldiers wounded in Kokang conflict...Union Energy Minister looks into Yangon natural gas pipeline projects...PRB announces registered pesticides...Vice President U Nyan Tun recognises service to farm workers...Roads in two regions being upgraded...Government troops take strategic hill...Hospital anniversary marks start of heart attack awareness week...Bridge boosts Ayeyawady Region transport network...Both employers and employees need to abide by laws and rules...New board oversees popular Mandalay Buddhist sites...Library opening improves local access to learning resources..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein views Peasants’ Day booths at MICC-II...No organization or person using Chinese territory would be allowed to undermine the China-Myanmar relationship...Foreign insurance firms seeking SEZ access will learn fate by mid-April...President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Bulgarian President, PM...Chief Justice of the Union to attend 3rd ASEAN Chief Justices Meeting...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Bulgarian counterpart...Top Myanmar referee to assess AFC officiating...Clinic set for construction on land donated by monastery..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Do you really love your country?" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Introduction to e-Government" by San Shwe Aung
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 March 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 1 March, 2015
Date of publication: 01 March 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Reform of the education system is one of the most important tasks of government’s all-sector reforms...Businesspeople, public gain chance to help shape modernization of investment law...Government demands halt to student protest march to Yangon...Thura U Shwe Mann discusses development programmes in Phyu Township...Protesting student representatives observe Hluttaw...Displaced people reoccupy their places in Laukkai as security improves...Myingyan mass rally calls for national stability and peace...Myanmar’s first Cardinal urges Tatmadaw, armed groups to solve armed conflicts through negotiation...MCDC invites applications for construction of water throwing pandals...Military servicemen, well-wishers donate cash and kind for soldiers...Mingalar Mandalay garden city opened for dwellers...Upgrading of road section to contribute towards rural development...Folklorists may find tradition of rural people at Buddha Pujaniya festival...Vice-President U Nyan Tun urges athletes to bring glory to nation through Union Spirit..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham back home...President sends message of felicitations to Bosnia and Herzegovina...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Bosnia and Herzegovina...U San Myint Oo presents his Credentials to Timor-Leste President..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Greener pastures not always sunnier for migrant workers" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "GOAL AND ROLE" by Kyi Mun..."To Geneva as an ILO delegate" by Tin Shein
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 March 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 1 March, 2015 (Burmese/ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 01 March 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 March 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 1 March, 2015
Date of publication: 01 March 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 March 2015
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Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 24 February, 2015: FDI in Myanmar hit $3.676 bn in April-Sept 2014
Date of publication: 25 February 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Feb — Chairman of Foreign Investment Commission U Zeyar Aung said foreign direct investment in Myanmar reached US$3.676 billion in the first half of 2014 fiscal year started in April. During 17th day of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session, MIC chairman said a total of 99 new foreign firms were allowed for investments with $3.584 billion and the four operating business companies were permitted for additional $92.786 million during this period. Investment amount of 22 new local firms account for K583.441 billion and $115.501 million, while the existing two businesses were allowed to add K3.828 billion and $0.38 million into their capitals, totaling K587.269 billion and $115.881 million. From the local investments, the total amount of taxes and land rentals will be K20.235 billion and $0.896 million each year. Among foreign direct investments, transportation sector stood first with 36.83 percent, followed by energy sector with 21.90 percent and property development with 16.95 percent. In local investments, property development reached 79.75 percent atop, construction sector at the second with 9.29 percent and industrial sector at the third with 4.81 percent. New foreign investors are from EU countries such as the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Sweden, with increasing investments from Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, India, Canada and Luxembourg. Regarding the message from the President U Thein Sein about $300 million loan from Exim Bank of China, Union Minister for Cooperatives U Kyaw Hsan said these loans will be used for micro-finance loans, agricultural items, tools for fishing farms and improvement of cooperative groups. He also said micro-finance loan programme could cover only 23,451 villages out of 63,983 villages across the country, accounted for K100, 000 for each rural family in average. Cooperatives Union Minister said the loans from Exim will be used $220 for members of cooperatives who have not received loans and $50 million for those who have got loans, plus over $30 million for installment sales of agricultural machines. He also noted that supports in these sector are believed to result in social and economic development of Myanmar people and help to reduce poverty rate of the country from 26 percent to 16 percent in 2015 in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (72K)
Date of entry/update: 01 March 2015
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Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 25 February, 2015: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves borrowing of loans from China Exim Bank for rural people
Date of publication: 26 February 2015
Description/subject: "The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continued for the 18th day session, here, on Wednesday. Deputy Minister for Defence Maj-Gen Kyaw Nyunt that Myanmar’s Defence Ministry and Serbia plan to sign an agreement on bilateral cooperation in defence sector. The agreement is aimed at cooperating in defence and security policy, military business, science and technology, military education and training courses, military medical education and veterinary science and other sectors. Five MPs discussed borrowing of US$300 million from Chin Exim Bank to disburse loans to farmers and people so as to reduce poverty rate to 16 percent, disbursement of loans to rural people to spend it as capital in their works, contribution of cooperative business to development of State economy, and prospects of disbursing loans to rural people for enhancement of agriculture sector and their livelihoods. Union Minister for Cooperatives U Kyaw Hsan explained that borrowing of US$300 million from China Exim Bank will not be burden for the nation and it is not loans for the State to the Hluttaw. Members and cooperative societies are to pay back the loans to the China Exim Bank. Moreover, loans will be disbursed to the people depending on their businesses. Deputy Minister for Finance Dr Lin Aung said that Ministry of Cooperatives has submitted plans on borrowing the loans, paying back it to the lender and arrangements not to lose the loans to the Hluttaw. The ministries need to implement all projects by spending loans borrowed from China Exim Bank under arrangements of Cooperatives Ministry. Deputy Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Daw Lei Lei Thein said that Cooperatives Ministry adopted plans for 2014- 15 fiscal year to give microfinance services to the people, and the ministry will supervise the people to systematically pay back the loans. The Hluttaw approved borrowing of US$300 million from China Exim Bnak. Principals and projects of 2015-16 FY national planning bill will be discussed at the Hluttaw tomorrow."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (72K)
Date of entry/update: 01 March 2015
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Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 26 February, 2015: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses national planning bill
Date of publication: 27 February 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Feb — Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday discussed the fundamental principles of national planning bill for 2015-16. Representative Daw Tin Nwe Oo of North Dagon Constituency said that it is important to place emphasis on industrial sector for national development and agriculture sector has encountered shortage of labour force due to seizure of farmland and natural disasters. She added that projects that are not necessary should be cancelled and money should be spent on long term investment like education and health. Representative Daw Khin Thanda of TadaU constituency said that it is important to give compensation and damages for confiscated land in order to successfully implement policies, measures and objectives of agriculture sector and state-run enterprises that are making losses should be handed over to the private sector for higher productivity and skills of workers. Representative U Kyi Tha of Gwa constituency said that 42.5 percent of Myanmar’s export earnings came from the sales of natural gas while 23.9 percent came from agriculture sector but industrial sector generated only 11 percent of export earnings. Emphasis should be placed on development of agriculture sector and industrial sector, he added, saying that it is important to get correct data and to link projects for the success of them. Representative U Tin Maung Oo of Shwepyitha Constituency said that it is important to collect more taxes to reduce inflation and deficit and to issue citizenship scrutiny cards in accordance with the law under Moe Pwint project. Representative U Thein Lwin of Chauk Constituency said that distribution of fuel oil is monopolized by private entrepreneurs who failed to lower the prices when oil prices fell down in the international market and it is important to open the market to others in order to allow competition. Representative Daw Dwe Bu of Ingyanyan Constituency said that it is important to cooperate for development of education and health sectors in areas of national races. Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session today approved the bills amending the mercantile customs act and inland customs act."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (68K)
Date of entry/update: 01 March 2015
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Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 27 February, 2015: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw concludes discussions on national planning bill
Date of publication: 28 February 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 27 Feb—Healthcare, school upgrades and improvements to the banking system were on the agenda during Friday’s session of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, which concluded discussions on the National Planning Bill for 2015-16. The national legislature session also heard deliberations on a number of specific projects. Representative Dr Aung Than of Shwebo Constituency said there are more hospitals and clinics thanks to the increased budget for health, but it is necessary to appoint more staff to improve healthcare for citizens. Representative U Thein Yi of Htantabin Constituency said that standard requirements for upgrading basic education schools, such as those concerning student numbers and furniture, make it more difficult to improve schools, while the number of primary school drop-outs has been increasing. Representative U Zaw Myint Pe of Mandalay Region Constituency (5) said it is necessary to upgrade the banking system in order to increase the public use of banks and to scrutinize work of government agencies so that funding for projects is not overlapped. He also talked of the need for strict regulations on foreign loans, ordinary spending and capital spending, to prevent use of budgets under different titles. Representative Dr Nay Lin of Seikkan Constituency said that it is important to nurture doctors, nurses and midwives in human resources development sector and to exert concerted efforts for a more responsible and accountable healthcare system. Representative Dr Myat Nyana Soe of Yangon Region Constituency (4) said that it is essential to reduce the number of staff in order to increase their salaries. Deputy Speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw U Nanda Kyaw Swa said that abuse of public funds can be prevented by closely monitoring tender systems. Discussions on principles and fundamental principles of the National Planning Bill concluded at the session and members of union-level organizations will explain the matters related to the bill on 5 and 6 March. The Pyithu Hluttaw session today put the foreign trips of President U Thein Sein on record."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (68K)
Date of entry/update: 01 March 2015
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Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 23 February, 2015: School libraries in operation, says education deputy minister
Date of publication: 24 February 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Feb — Deputy Minister for Education U Thant Shin discussed on the suggestion of U Salai Khwe Yan of Chin State’s No 12 constituency for development of school libraries across the country. In reply to the ethnic MP at Amyotha Hluttaw on Monday, U Thant Shin said that libraries in the state-run schools are now operating as a ‘learning environment’ to support both children and teachers. He also said Ministry of Education is persuading the school children to develop reading habit, and setting up mobile libraries in cooperation with Ministry of Information. Defence Services Personnel representative Major Kyaw Nu Maw also said that libraries are knowledge banks for all people and annual fund will be needed to set up school libraries traditionally or digitally. U Thein Hlaing, an MP of Sagaing Region constituency 8, said slow development of libraries in the country is due to the lack of skills by librarians and of reading habit among the people, especially in rural areas. Another military representative said education sector must be promoted to become a modernized country, and both the government and communities should support for the emergence of libraries in more than 40,000 state-run schools. U Bo Rei, an MP of Kayah State constituency 3, said books and libraries are true friends of children as knowledge banks. Daw Khin Waing Kyi, an MP of Yangon Region constituency 1, said, a wide knowledge could help someone in making right decision. U Aung Cho Oo, an MP of Bago Region constituency 11, also suggested libraries should be developed through modern technologies. Amyotha Hluttaw then decided to keep records of these discussion."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (67MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 March 2015
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Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 24 February, 2015: Health Department to raise health awareness for betel quid chewers
Date of publication: 25 February 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Feb — Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) continued its 20th day session at its hall, here, on Tuesday. U Phone Myint Aung of Yangon Region Constituency No 3 asked a question on keeping warnings at betel quid shops for raising customers’ health awareness. Deputy Minister for Health Dr Win Myint replied that under the supervision of region and state Health Department, district and township Health Department disseminate knowledge about danger of chewing betel quid to the people. Arrangements are being made for putting up vinyl and posters on danger and disadvantages of chewing betel quid at the public places. U Aung Cho Oo of Bago Region Constituency No 5 asked whether departments and organization extract sand and gravel from Ayeyawady River or not. Deputy Minister for Transport U Han Sein replied that Ministry of Transport does not have authority to allow extraction of sand and gravel from the river but it replies remarks of township and district authorities to the entrepreneurs. U Ha Shein Bwe of Chin State Constituency No 8 submitted a proposal calling for implementing the small-scale dams to irrigate highland farming and terrace farming in less developed states and the Hluttaw approved the proposal."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (68K)
Date of entry/update: 01 March 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities' Assembly/Upper House): Meetings > Amyotha Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 28 February, 2015
Date of publication: 28 February 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw concludes discussions on national planning bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 27 Feb—Healthcare, school upgrades and improvements to the banking system were on the agenda during Friday’s session of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, which concluded discussions on the National Planning Bill for 2015-16. The national legislature session also heard deliberations on a number of specific projects. Representative Dr Aung Than of Shwebo Constituency said there are more hospitals and clinics thanks to the increased budget for health, but it is necessary to appoint more staff to improve healthcare for citizens. Representative U Thein Yi of Htantabin Constituency said that standard requirements for upgrading basic education schools, such as those concerning student numbers and furniture, make it more difficult to improve schools, while the number of primary school drop-outs has been increasing. Representative U Zaw Myint Pe of Mandalay Region Constituency (5) said it is necessary to upgrade the banking system in order to increase the public use of banks and to scrutinize work of government agencies so that funding for projects is not overlapped. He also talked of the need for strict regulations on foreign loans, ordinary spending and capital spending, to prevent use of budgets under different titles. Representative Dr Nay Lin of Seikkan Constituency said that it is important to nurture doctors, nurses and midwives in human resources development sector and to exert concerted efforts for a more responsible and accountable healthcare system. Representative Dr Myat Nyana Soe of Yangon Region Constituency (4) said that it is essential to reduce the number of staff in order to increase their salaries..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein comforts wounded military personnel, workers and civilians in Lashio...President U Thein Sein’s radio message on air...Political parties apply for registration at UEC...Public Announcement for remonstration...Solar power improves living standard of rural people...Firefighters, shopkeepers join fire drill and rescue works...Nay Pyi Taw WAO discusses UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities...People hope for smooth transport of road to Mandalay International Airport...Road Administration Department issues driving licenses to applicants...115th Buddha Pujaniya of Shwemyintin Pagoda set to draw visitors from around country...Rural lakes under maintenance in Natogyi Township...Police seize stimulant tablets in Myawady Town...Pyithu Hluttaw MP visits construction site of staff quarters in Natogyi...Kyaukpyu gas turbines send electricity to Rakhine State, national power grid...Stimulant drugs seized in Laukkai...Art and heritage festival celebrates life in Yangon...Exhibition of Japanese health and longevity products to come in March...Nay Pyi Taw Council Area women’s team champions in football tourney..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Human resources development, supports for SMEs vital: Myanmar-Japan business communities...Myanmar, Thai businessmen share experiences on bilateral trade and investment...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker receives Australian, Laotian ambassadors...Chiefs of jails, architects and planners exchange views on challenges of jail...Candidates for President’s scholarship award may take out IELTS Band Score...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham meets deputy prime minister of Thailand in Bangkok...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives foreign ambassadors...Union FM meets Malaysian, Laotian ambassadors...TOITU Co., Ltd of Japan donates hospital equipment to North Okkalapa General Hospital..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Mistakes must be corrected before it is too late" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLES: "Maintenance-free — non-existent" by San Shwe Aung..."Good government and clean governance" by U Khin Maung
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 February 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 28 February, 2015 (Burmese/ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 28 February 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 28 February, 2015
Date of publication: 28 February 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 27 February, 2015
Date of publication: 27 February 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses national planning bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Feb — Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday discussed the fundamental principles of national planning bill for 2015-16. Representative Daw Tin Nwe Oo of North Dagon Constituency said that it is important to place emphasis on industrial sector for national development and agriculture sector has encountered shortage of labour force due to seizure of farmland and natural disasters. She added that projects that are not necessary should be cancelled and money should be spent on long term investment like education and health. Representative Daw Khin Thanda of TadaU constituency said that it is important to give compensation and damages for confiscated land in order to successfully implement policies, measures and objectives of agriculture sector and state-run enterprises that are making losses should be handed over to the private sector for higher productivity and skills of workers. Representative U Kyi Tha of Gwa constituency said that 42.5 percent of Myanmar’s export earnings came from the sales of natural gas while 23.9 percent came from agriculture sector but industrial sector generated only 11 percent of export earnings. Emphasis should be placed on development of agriculture sector and industrial sector, he added, saying that it is important to get correct data and to link projects for the success of them. Representative U Tin Maung Oo of Shwepyitha Constituency said that it is important to collect more taxes to reduce inflation and deficit and to issue citizenship scrutiny cards in accordance with the law under Moe Pwint project. Representative U Thein Lwin of Chauk Constituency said that distribution of fuel oil is monopolized by private entrepreneurs who failed to lower the prices when oil prices fell down in the international market and it is important to open the market to others in order to allow competition. Representative Daw Dwe Bu of Ingyanyan Constituency said that it is important to cooperate for development of education and health sectors in areas of national races. Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session today approved the bills amending the mercantile customs act and inland customs act."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Most striking workers return to work while some persist...YCDC disperses Michaungkan protest...Administrative reform coordinating committee meets...New library ready to give service to local people in Pobbathiri Tsp...Villagers in Yinmabin Township to get new rural health branch...Commission to supervise elections of members of MCDC...Mandalarians donate cash to military servicemen, families, service personnel...Shan plateau with mist-covered mountain ranges attracts tourists...Rode to Mandalay caravan proceeds to Bagan via Natogyi...Agriculturists disclose experiences on use of Trichogramma in cultivation of crops...New highway bus line runs along Taungtha-Welaung- Myingyan-Mandalay route...Draft of Myanmar national prevention of violence against women law to be submitted to Hluttaw in April or May...Myanmar Gazette...ITBMU offers suggestions on proposed Ministry of Science and Technology Technology national education bill...Tatmadaw accelerates military operations in Laukkai...NNER, CSOs discuss bill amending national education law...A map show clashes between government’s troops and Kokang insurgents in Laukkai region...Mon athlete secures champion in decathlon event...University students join rowing contest..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of Malaysian, Laotian and Australian Ambassadors...Myanmar, Thailand look to take giant leap into digital economy together...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets Under- Secretary-General for Political Affairs...YTU, Tokyo University to cooperate in research on disaster risk reduction...Myanmar, Japan exchange views on situations of human rights...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham views public health management systems in Bangkok...UN to cooperate in peace and national reconciliation processes of Myanmar...India-Myanmar Expo 2015 to be displayed from 27 Feb to 1 March...Union FM meets Sri Lankan Ambassador to Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Educational benefits are beyond doubt" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "DEMOCRACY" by Kyi Mun
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 February 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 27 February, 2015 (Burmese/ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 27 February 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 27 February, 2015
Date of publication: 27 February 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: "Myintmakha" (English
Date of publication: 27 February 2015
Description/subject: Feature... News... Interviews... Opinion... Services...archive from 2012
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myintmakha News Agency
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 February 2015
RR > News - Burma/Myanmar news sources in English (current sites)


Title: "Myintmakha" (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Myintmakha News Agency
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 February 2015
RR > News - Burma/Myanmar news sources in Burmese (current sites) > Burma/Myanmar news sources in Burmese (online news and articles)


Title: Hpapun Situation Update: Bu Tho Township, October 2014
Date of publication: 06 February 2015
Description/subject: "This Situation Update was written in October 2014 and describes events occurring in Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District, including issues of land confiscation... The Burma/Myanmar government Land Registration and Management Department and Land Administrative Department in Hpapun District confiscated villagers’ lands and gave it to Tatmadaw Light Infantry Battalions (LIBs) #340, #341, #434 and #642, which are under Tatmadaw Southeast Command Headquarters... Tatmadaw Operations Commander (G3) Zaw Myo Tin, who is operating in A--- military camp bought six acres of land from a villager in A--- village. However, when he fenced his land, he incorporated approximately sixty acres, which included other villagers’ land... The land owners reported the confiscation of their land to the Karen National Union (KNU), as well as to the Burmese Parliament Representative U Saing Than Naing. With the help of the KNU, some of the villagers were able to continue working on their land."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (168K)
Date of entry/update: 27 February 2015
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Human activity on land in Burma/Myanmar > Land confiscation for military, commercial and other purposes
Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports


Title: Mergui-Tavoy Photo Set: The impact of development in Mergui-Tavoy District, May 2014
Date of publication: 04 February 2015
Description/subject: "This Photo Set shows natural resource extraction projects occurring in K’Ser Doh Township, Mergui-Tavoy District in May 2014. Lead and coal mining projects have damaged the surrounding environment, negatively affecting villagers’ livelihoods. Villagers in Hkay Ter village can no longer use the local river for their daily needs, as it has become muddy and polluted and at least one village has been displaced due to a coal mining project in Ka Neh Khaw village tract."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (1.11MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/14-4-ps1_2.pdf
Date of entry/update: 27 February 2015
ML > Environment (being reorganised and extended) > The environment of Burma/Myanmar > Human activity in the environment of Burma/Myanmar > Threats to the environment of Burma/Myanmar > Metal mining and other extractive operations
Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports


Title: Behind the Silence: Violence Against Women and their Resilience - Myanmar Research Report (English)
Date of publication: February 2015
Description/subject: Full report (a preparatory, 14-page report was issued in November 2014)..... "Violence against women is a serious and reprehensible human rights violation that affects the health, livelihoods and opportunities of women in Myanmar. Civil society actors, government authorities and international stakeholders increasingly recognize the extent and scope of this issue across the country. However, there has been little rigorous research among women in Myanmar's general population on this topic to-date. The research presented in this report helps to fill the gap on what is known about women’s experiences of abuse and violence by their husbands and other men. In carrying out this study GEN collaborated closely with the Department of Social Welfare. It signals an increased interest and investment by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, as well as national and international actors, to build the evidence base, and enhance activities to respond to and prevent violence against women across the country..."..... Contents:- Acknowledgements... Executive Summary... Chapter 1: Introduction: Background and Objectives of the Study; Literature Review; Violence against Women in the General Population; Sexual Violence in Myanmar; Factors Associated with Women’s Experiences of Violence; Gaps in the Literature... Chapter 2: Methodology: Conceptual Framework; Defining Violence Against Women; Violence as a Human Rights Issue; Socio-ecological Model; Participatory Approaches; Conducting Qualitative Research on Violence against Women; Study Design; Location and Site Criteria; Sampling and Participant Recruitment; In-depth Interview Sampling; Focus-group Discussion Sampling; Key Informant Sampling; Ethical and Safety Procedures; Analysis Methods; Strengths and Limitations of the Study; Validity of the Data; Sample Demographics... Chapter 3: Women's Experiences of Violence: Intimate Partner Violence; Emotional Violence; Economic Abuse; Physical Violence; Sexual Violence or Marital Rape; Cycles and Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence; Sexual Harassment and Assault; Groping in Public Spaces; Sexual Assault or Rape... Chapter 4: Consequences of Violence against Women: Mental Health Consequences; Depression and Emotional Stress; Attempted Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts; Anger and Frustration; Physical Health Consequences; Bruises, Swelling and Surface Wounds; Medically “Severe” Injuries; Physical Consequences of Emotional Stress; Sexual and Reproductive Consequences; Relationship and Family Consequences; Relationship Stress; Impact of Violence on Children; Social Consequences; The “Surroundings” and Community Stigma; Social Anxiety and Isolation... Chapter 5: Coping Strategies & Help-seeking Behaviour: Internal Coping Strategies; Defensive Coping Strategies; Help-seeking Behaviours; Talking to Friends, Relatives and Neighbours; Accessing Legal Support; Accessing Health Clinics and Medical Services; Reporting to the Authorities; Barriers to Disclosure; Separation, Divorce and Barriers to Leaving; Divorce and Remarriage; Barriers to Leaving... Chapter 6: Features of Abuse and Pathways into Violence: Individual Level; Men's Challenges with Stress, and Masculinity; Husbands’ Alcohol Abuse; Childhood Experiences of Abuse; Relationship/Family Level; Women’s Pathways into Marriage; Extra-marital Affairs; Quarrelling and Challenging Male Authority; Concurrent Forms of Violence; Community Level; Community Responses to Intimate Partner Violence; Unemployment and Economic Stress; Lack of Public Safety for Women; Society Level; Unequal Access to Resources and Opportunities; Gender Norms in Myanmar; Norms around Women’s Sexuality and Men’s Access to Women’s Bodies... Chapter 7: Recommendations... References... Annex 1: Glossary.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Gender Equality Network (GEN)
Format/size: pdf (1.3MB-reduced version; 2.6MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/GEN-2015-02-Behind_the_Silence-en.pdf
Date of entry/update: 27 February 2015
ML > Human Rights > Discrimination > Women: discrimination/violence against > Discrimination/violence against women: reports of violations in Burma
Women > Articles, reports and sites relating to women of Burma


Title: Toungoo Situation Update: Thandaunggyi and Htantabin townships, November 2014
Date of publication: 20 February 2015
Description/subject: "This Situation Update describes events occurring in Thandaunggyi Township and Htantabin Township, Toungoo District in November 2014, and includes issues of land confiscation, violent abuse, ongoing militarisation and fighting among armed groups... This report describes land confiscation for the purpose of road construction for regional development, building hotels, natural resource extraction, the extension of military camps and agricultural projects. As a result, villagers have experienced displacement, unemployment and are more vulnerable to human trafficking. Villagers were not compensated for their land... Villagers have taken advantage of new Burma/Myanmar government transparency initiatives, gaining information from the land administration office and cooperating with non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The Karen National Union (KNU) also completed new land surveys... Saw A--- was violently abused by Tatmadaw soldiers from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) #590 and needed medical attention to treat his wounds."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (881K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/14-89-d2.pdf
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Conflict in particular States > Armed conflict in Karen State > Armed conflict in Karen State - military activities and their impact on village life, including livelihood, health, education and land tenure security
Land > Land in Burma > Human activity on land in Burma/Myanmar > Land confiscation for military, commercial and other purposes


Title: Ongoing militarisation of southeastern Burma/Myanmar, since the January 2012 ceasefire agreement between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Burma/Myanmar government
Date of publication: 17 February 2015
Description/subject: "This News Bulletin describes the ongoing militarisation of southeastern Burma/Myanmar by the Burma/Myanmar Tatmadaw and Border Guard Force (BGF) following the January 2012 ceasefire between the government of Burma/Myanmar and the Karen National Union (KNU). Villagers in mixed control areas throughout this region have raised concerns that the ceasefire will break down and fighting will begin again, after observing the activities of the Burma/Myanmar Tatmadaw army."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (372K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/14-9-nb1.pdf
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Conflict in particular States > Armed conflict in Karen State > Armed conflict in Karen State - negotiations and ceasefire talks
Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 26 February, 2015
Date of publication: 26 February 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves borrowing of loans from China Exim Bank for rural people: "Nay Pyi Taw, 25 Feb — The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continued for the 18th day session, here, on Wednesday. Deputy Minister for Defence Maj-Gen Kyaw Nyunt that Myanmar’s Defence Ministry and Serbia plan to sign an agreement on bilateral cooperation in defence sector. The agreement is aimed at cooperating in defence and security policy, military business, science and technology, military education and training courses, military medical education and veterinary science and other sectors. Five MPs discussed borrowing of US$300 million from Chin Exim Bank to disburse loans to farmers and people so as to reduce poverty rate to 16 percent, disbursement of loans to rural people to spend it as capital in their works, contribution of cooperative business to development of State economy, and prospects of disbursing loans to rural people for enhancement of agriculture sector and their livelihoods. Union Minister for Cooperatives U Kyaw Hsan explained that borrowing of US$300 million from China Exim Bank will not be burden for the nation and it is not loans for the State to the Hluttaw. Members and cooperative societies are to pay back the loans to the China Exim Bank. Moreover, loans will be disbursed to the people depending on their businesses..." AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Adjudication at special appeal court needs approval of Chief Justice of the Union: "Nay Pyi Taw, 25 Feb — Supreme Court Judge U Soe Nyunt said the Union Judiciary Law’s paragraph 20 has defined that except the case adjudicated by the Special Appeal Court of the Full Bench, if the Chief Justice of the Union considers that any problem on which action should be taken for the benefit of the public has arisen in any case finally adjudicated by the Supreme Court of the Union, he may cause the retrial of such problem by the special Appeal Court or by the Full bench. U Sai Mya Maung, an MP of Amyotha Hluttaw from constituency 2 of Kachin State, urged the Hluttaw for thorough investigation on civil case No. 10/2011 happened in Bhamo District, Kachin State. U Soe Nyunt replied that the Chief Justice of the Union has not decided to adjudicate the case as it has not reached to his office. To get a way near the fence of PTTEI in Ye Phyu Township, Dawei district of Taninthayi region, U Maung Sein, an MP of Taninthayi region constituency 5, sought the help of Ministry of Energy. Deputy Minister U Myint Zaw said a total of K1, 688,462,225 have been compensated to land owners in 2011 for 75.04 acres, and MOGE and PTTEPI have a plan to construct a road beside the fence of company, while the investigation team on this issue recommended a 10-ft road. He also said that the construction will be started after it has been approved by Taninthayi Region government. Amyotha Hluttaw than approved bill on the rights of disabled persons.".... DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein enjoys competitions in National Sports Festival...FMI Air commences new flight services to Mandalay with own jet...Road safety campaign through cartoon competition launched...Yangon Region authorities urge striking workers to go back negotiation table...New military aircrafts ready for operations...Local growers place farmlands under watermelon plants in Nawngkhio Tsp...WAO officials recount experiences in annual general meeting of MWAF...MFF announces formation of Myanmar U-23 team...Rural people in Ngazun Tsp to get sufficiency of drinking water from Natkhayaing Lake...Former outstanding students hold talks on leadership capacity of new generations...Knowledge shared about security measures in election...Writers share knowledge on literary affairs to locals...Villagers in Nawngkhio Tsp focus on cultivation of wheat...Tatmadaw columns occupy a hill near mile post 23 on Laukkai-Kongyan road...State Pariyatti Sasana University gives advice on bill amending national education law...Locals return to Laukkai as stability has been restored...Women’s and men’s hurdle events held at Wunna Theikdi Stadium... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Hanthawady International Airport to be ready one year later than schedule...Myanmar, ROK to further strengthen bilateral relations...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham visits Thailand...Heineken Company delegation calls on Vice President U Nyan Tun...Myanmar-Japan business communities explore potential to boost economic cooperation...MFF announces formation of Myanmar U-23 team...ADB to disburse loans for development of urban area....Mandalay City dwellers to get more water supply with assistance of AFD...ASEAN-UN Workshop: Regional Dialogue II on Political-Security Cooperation held...Myanmar Investment Summit disseminates opportunities to UK’s entrepreneurs... "PERSPECTIVES": "Motherly love: Boundless heart for offspring" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Let the Educational Wave Rage On" by Myo Tha Htet
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Thursday 26 February, 2015 (Burmese/ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 26 February 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 26 February, 2015
Date of publication: 26 February 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: Dooplaya Photo Set: Land confiscation in Kawkareik and Kyainseikgyi townships, December 2013 to September 2014
Date of publication: 12 February 2015
Description/subject: "This Photo Set depicts land confiscated in Kawkareik and Kyainseikgyi townships, Dooplaya District for infrastructure development and military purposes. These projects include the expansion of existing roads and the construction of new roads, as well as the construction of buildings for use by the Tatmadaw. The photos were taken between December 2013 and September 2014. Villagers did not receive any compensation for their land which was confiscated and destroyed."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (1.14MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/15-1-ps1_0.pdf
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2015
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Human activity on land in Burma/Myanmar > Land confiscation for military, commercial and other purposes
Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports


Title: Thaton Situation Update: Bilin, Thaton, Kyaikto and Hpa-an townships, September to November 2014
Date of publication: 10 February 2015
Description/subject: "This Situation Update describes events occurring in Bilin, Thaton, Kyaikto and Hpa-an townships, Thaton District during the period between September to November 2014, including armed groups' activities, forced labour, restrictions on the freedom of movement, development activities and access to education... On October 7th 2014, Border Guard Force (BGF) Battalion #1014 Company Commander Tin Win from Htee Soo Kaw Village ordered A---, B---, C--- and D--- villagers to work for one day. Ten villagers had to cut wood, bamboo and weave baskets to repair the BGF army camp in C--- village, Hpa-an Township... In Hpa-an Township, two highways were constructed at the beginning of 2013 and one highway was constructed in 2014. Due to the construction of the road, villagers who lived nearby had their land confiscated and their plants and crops were destroyed. They received no compensation, despite reporting the problem to Hpa-an Township authorities... In the academic year of 2013-2014 more Burmese government teachers were sent to teach in Karen villages. Villagers are concerned as they are not allowed to teach the Karen language in the schools."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (2.52MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Conflict in particular States > Armed conflict in Karen State > Armed conflict in Karen State - military activities and their impact on village life, including livelihood, health, education and land tenure security
Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports


Title: "Latest Myanmar News"
Description/subject: 1000 news stories, archive from 18 December 2014
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar.com
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2015
RR > News - Burma/Myanmar news sources in English (current sites)


Title: "Big News Network" - Myanmar news
Description/subject: About 2 days' stories. 30 days archive at Alternate URL
Language: English
Source/publisher: Big News Network
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/nav/arc/c3891022f175b678
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2015
RR > News - Burma/Myanmar news sources in English (current sites)


Title: Myanmar Newspapers and News Media Guide
Description/subject: A list of Burma/Myanmar news sites in English or Burmese, broadcast or online.
Language: English
Source/publisher: ABYZ News Links
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2015
RR > News - Burma/Myanmar news sources in English (current sites)


Title: Karen Refugee Committee Newsletter & Monthly Report, November 2014 (English, Karen, Burmese, Thai)
Date of publication: November 2014
Description/subject: Map of Karen Refugee Camps...Newsletter and Activities report...Monthly Activities Report ...NGO Supporters...Camp Population Report: Registered people in the 7 camps (Mae La; Umphiem; Nu Po; Mae La Oon; Mae Ra Moe; Htam Hin; Don Yang); Unregistered people in the 7 camps; New Arrivals in the 7 camps; Pre-Screening People in the 7 camps; Number of PAB People in the 7 camps; Boarding House Students in the 7 camps; Feeding Figures in the 7 camps; General Population in the 7 camps.
Language: English, Karen, Burmese, Thai
Source/publisher: Karen Refugee Committee
Format/size: pdf (866K)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2015
ML > Refugees > Burmese refugees in Thailand -- reports of the refugee committees > Karen Refugee Committee Monthly Reports > Karen Refugee Committee Newsletter & Monthly Reports 2014


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 25 February, 2015
Date of publication: 25 February 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: FDI in Myanmar hit $3.676 bn in April-Sept 2014: "Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Feb — Chairman of Foreign Investment Commission U Zeyar Aung said foreign direct investment in Myanmar reached US$3.676 billion in the first half of 2014 fiscal year started in April. During 17th day of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session, MIC chairman said a total of 99 new foreign firms were allowed for investments with $3.584 billion and the four operating business companies were permitted for additional $92.786 million during this period..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: UEC: Go through ‘formalities’ in political campaigns: "Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Feb— Union Election Commission has reiterated that Hluttaw candidates must abide by the existing laws and electoral laws during their political campaigns for 2015 general election. U Pe Than, an MP from Myebon Township constituency, asked if Hluttaw candidates could use the words and the issues mentioned in private media for criticism of parliament, government, government department,Tatmataw and individuals during their electoral campaigns. UEC member U Win Ko said during Pyithu Hluttaw’s 21 day meeting that actions will be taken against the candidates who breached the rules and regulations in their political campaigns. Regarding workers’ affairs, Daw Win Maw Tun, Deputy Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Welfare, said plans are being made to promote health services for the workers in accordance with welfare programmes of the ministry. She also said the ministry has issued licenses for 202 overseas employment agencies and licences are annulled if they breached rules and regulations. The deputy minister also said Myanmar has appointed diplomats for migrant workers’ affairs in Korea, Thailand and Malaysia, with one-stop-service centres in the neighbouring to help Myanmar people abroad and complaint mechanism centres in Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon. She added that trainings are given to potential migrant workers with culture, customs and laws of their targeted countries."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Health Department to raise health awareness for betel quid chewers: "Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Feb — Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) continued its 20th day session at its hall, here, on Tuesday. U Phone Myint Aung of Yangon Region Constituency No 3 asked a question on keeping warnings at betel quid shops for raising customers’ health awareness. Deputy Minister for Health Dr Win Myint replied that under the supervision of region and state Health Department, district and township Health Department disseminate knowledge about danger of chewing betel quid to the people. Arrangements are being made for putting up vinyl and posters on danger and disadvantages of chewing betel quid at the public places. U Aung Cho Oo of Bago Region Constituency No 5 asked whether departments and organization extract sand and gravel from Ayeyawady River or not. Deputy Minister for Transport U Han Sein replied that Ministry of Transport does not have authority to allow extraction of sand and gravel from the river but it replies remarks of township and district authorities to the entrepreneurs. U Ha Shein Bwe of Chin State Constituency No 8 submitted a proposal calling for implementing the small-scale dams to irrigate highland farming and terrace farming in less developed states and the Hluttaw approved the proposal."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Defence Services donate computers, cash for UDNR, college...Solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, to land in Mandalay on 10 March...Middle-class people top list for borrowing loans for building houses...Workshop on Understanding International Standards on Freedom of Expression and Elections held...Myanmar reviews its implementation of anti-corruption activities...Amyotha Hluttaw sets dates for discussion of amendments to education law...Supreme Court of the Union introduces Judiciary Strategic Plan...Buddhist monks recite Pathana treatise till 28 February at Uppatasanti Pagoda...Information staff discusses advantage of reading habit...Teachers from Laukkai arrive in Mandalay before proceeding to home...Bikers to choose motorcycles at showroom in Myawady...Rural primary school gets new building in Twantay Tsp...HIGER mini-bus introduced in Mandalay...Myanmar Good Governance Forum kicks off...State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee sends suggestions for bill amending the NEL...Military columns seize arms and ammunition, stimulant tablets from Kokang insurgents...Railway civil construction course kicks off...Students who came back from Laukkai sit for examinations...Workshop on promoting road safety awareness on 25 Feb...Athletes actively participate in martial arts, boxing, indoor sports events..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Kuwait...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker receives Asia-Pacific Regional Director of HD Centre...Solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, to land in Mandalay on 10 March...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Kuwaiti counterpart...Tourist caravan tours major destinations in Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Who is responsible for equitable development?" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Doctors on front lines for health and climate" by Ms Helena Molin Valdes
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 25 February, 2015 (Burmese/ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 25 February 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 25 February, 2015
Date of publication: 25 February 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: Is Myanmar’s Peace Process Unraveling?
Date of publication: 24 February 2015
Description/subject: "Over the last three weeks, fighting has broken out in Myanmar’s northeast between the military and several ethnic minority militias, including the ethnic Kokang Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and, allegedly, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). The KIA is one of the most powerful insurgent groups in Myanmar. At least 30,000 civilians have fled across the border into China, and the fighting has killed at least 130 people. The Myanmar military has attacked rebel groups with air strikes, and the fighting shows no sign of letting up. The fighting began on February 9, when Kokang rebels attacked government troops in the town of Laukkai and the Myanmar army launched a fierce counterattack. The exact reasons for the clash on February 9 remain somewhat unclear. The fighting may stem from a personal feud between the Kokang group’s leader and the Myanmar armed forces’ commander in chief, or it may have been sparked by a desire by the Kokang militia to take back control of Laukkai. Or, the attack may have been retaliation for previous unreported attacks on Kokang fighters by the Myanmar military. Or, it may have stemmed from a dispute over drug trafficking and its profits; the northeast of Myanmar is one of the biggest producers of opium and synthetic methamphetamine stimulants in Asia. Still, the broader security environment in Myanmar clearly has played a role in this recent outbreak of fighting. Indeed, the Kokang clashes with the Burmese army are reflective of several disturbing trends in Myanmar – trends that, if they continue, could undermine the country’s peace process and possibly lead to a wider outbreak of civil war..."
Author/creator: Joshua Kurlantzick
Language: English
Source/publisher: [US] Council on Foreign Relations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Ceasefire Groups > Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (Kokang)


Title: Karen Refugee Committee Newsletter & Monthly Report, December 2014 (English, Karen, Burmese, Thai)
Date of publication: December 2014
Description/subject: Map of Karen Refugee Camps...Newsletter and Activities report...Monthly Activities Report ...NGO Supporters...Camp Population Report: Registered people in the 7 camps (Mae La; Umphiem; Nu Po; Mae La Oon; Mae Ra Moe; Htam Hin; Don Yang); Unregistered people in the 7 camps; New Arrivals in the 7 camps; Pre-Screening People in the 7 camps; Number of PAB People in the 7 camps; Boarding House Students in the 7 camps; Feeding Figures in the 7 camps; General Population in the 7 camps.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Refugee Committee (KRC)
Format/size: pdf (808K)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2015
ML > Refugees > Burmese refugees in Thailand -- reports of the refugee committees > Karen Refugee Committee Monthly Reports > Karen Refugee Committee Newsletter & Monthly Reports 2014


Title: Dooplaya Interview: Maung A---, August 2014
Date of publication: 24 February 2015
Description/subject: "This Interview with Maung A--- describes events occurring in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District in October 2010, including the confiscation of his land by the Tatmadaw for the construction of buildings for the Karen Peace Force (KPF). Villagers were not compensated for the land and Maung A--- remains landless and unemployed. He refrained from submitting a formal land claim due to intimidation from the Tatmadaw..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (2.25MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/14-65-a5-i1_0.pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2015
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Human activity on land in Burma/Myanmar > Land confiscation for military, commercial and other purposes
Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports


Title: Thaton Situation Update: Bilin and Hpa-an townships, June to November 2014
Date of publication: 23 February 2015
Description/subject: "This Situation Update describes events occurring in Bilin and Hpa-an townships, Thaton District during the period between June to November 2014, including forced recruitment, arbitrary taxation, ongoing militarisation and non-governmental organisation (NGO) activity... On June 4th 2014, the Thaung Kyan Thu Hsa Kyin Yay A Pwe (Tha Ka Hsa Hpa) anti-insurgency group led by Moe Nyo forcibly recruited soldiers in Bilin Township. Villages in four village tracts were required to provide recruits based on the number of households in the village... Border Guard Force (BGF) Battalion #1014, which is based in Hpa-an Township, have three army camps which arbitrarily demand tax from cow and buffalo traders. These BGF camps are Law Poo, Meh Poo and Pah Paw army camps... Since the ceasefire, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), such as the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Save the Children and Bridge Asia Japan (BAJ) are entering Bilin and Hpa-an townships and implementing local development projects. Most of the projects involve building schools and clinics, providing solar panels, as well as providing access to a water supply."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (2.49MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/14-85-s1_0.pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Conflict in particular States > Armed conflict in Karen State > Armed conflict in Karen State - military activities and their impact on village life, including livelihood, health, education and land tenure security
Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reports


Title: Examining how long fallow swidden systems impact upon livelihood and ecosystem services outcomes compared with alternative land-uses in the uplands of Southeast Asia
Date of publication: 2015
Description/subject: "...Through a detailed analysis of each major period of research since 1945, this review aims to systematically assess studies on swidden and alternative land uses in the uplands of Southeast Asia. In doing so, our review examines the possible outcomes swidden and alternative land-use changes have on associated livelihood and ecosystem services in the region over time. In this way, the review will provide a much needed synthesis of the available data to provide policy-makers and practitioners with an evidence base in order to make informed decisions when it comes to land and forest policies and activities for the uplands of Southeast Asia..."
Author/creator: Wolfram Dressler, David Wilson, Jessica Clendenning, Rob Cramb, Sango Mahanty, Rodel Lasco, Rodney Keenan, Phuc To, Dixon Gevana
Language: English
Source/publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) - CIFOR Working Paper no. 174
Format/size: pdf (515K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/2015-Clendenning_et_al-Fallow_Swidden-WP174.pdf
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Agriculture > Reviews/bibliographies/lists on swidden/shifting cultivation
Agriculture > Shifting ("swidden", "jhum", "taungya") cultivation - regional and global


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 24 February, 2015
Date of publication: 24 February 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Ministries of forest conservation, cooperatives, NPED deal with Amyotha Hluttaw queries: Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Feb — Deputy Ministers of union government answered the queries of representatives at Amyotha Hluttaw’s 20th day session Monday. In reply to the query of U Bo Ni, an MP of Yamethin Township constituency, Deputy Minister U Aye Myint Maung for Environmental Conservation and Forestry said the country has adopted a 30-year plan from 2000-2001 to 2030-2031 fiscal years for forest conservation, with updating every decade and reviewing every five years and development of reserved forest to 30 percent of the country’s total area and 10 percent for natural habitats. He also explained afforestation and growing of firewood plants with the contribution of people. Regarding query of Dr Than Aung, an MP of Shwebo Township constituency, the Deputy Minister said the ministry has not planned to extend the period for farmers to settle agricultural loans, as the loans from EXIM Bank of China will have to be paid back in eight years. Thura U Aung Ko, an MP of Kanpetlet constituency, asked the plans on proper use of international grants and loans. Deputy Minister Daw Lei Lei Thein for National Planning and Economic Development said the ministry has formed two committees to scrutinize foreign grants in cooperation with union-level ministries, governments of states and regions, foreign aid agencies for prevent misuse of international supports." ...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: School libraries in operation, says education deputy minister: Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Feb — Deputy Minister for Education U Thant Shin discussed on the suggestion of U Salai Khwe Yan of Chin State’s No 12 constituency for development of school libraries across the country. In reply to the ethnic MP at Amyotha Hluttaw on Monday, U Thant Shin said that libraries in the state-run schools are now operating as a ‘learning environment’ to support both children and teachers. He also said Ministry of Education is persuading the school children to develop reading habit, and setting up mobile libraries in cooperation with Ministry of Information. Defence Services Personnel representative Major Kyaw Nu Maw also said that libraries are knowledge banks for all people and annual fund will be needed to set up school libraries traditionally or digitally. U Thein Hlaing, an MP of Sagaing Region constituency 8, said slow development of libraries in the country is due to the lack of skills by librarians and of reading habit among the people, especially in rural areas. Another military representative said education sector must be promoted to become a modernized country, and both the government and communities should support for the emergence of libraries in more than 40,000 state-run schools. U Bo Rei, an MP of Kayah State constituency 3, said books and libraries are true friends of children as knowledge banks. Daw Khin Waing Kyi, an MP of Yangon Region constituency 1, said, a wide knowledge could help someone in making right decision. U Aung Cho Oo, an MP of Bago Region constituency 11, also suggested libraries should be developed through modern technologies. Amyotha Hluttaw then decided to keep records of these discussion."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Urns of bone ash from fallen officers and other ranks buried at Memorial for Fallen Heroes...Labour Ministry, authorities announces to negotiate labour disputes, warn striking workers of legal action if they break the law...Tatmadaw (Army, Navy, Air) sports competition 2015 kicks off...NNER holds press conference on amendment bill for national education law... Tenders invited for construction of rural road in Myingyan Tsp...Local authorities, wellwishers give transport service to people coming back from Laukkai region...Racer Engineering College students pay respects to faculty members...Mohnyin authorities supply water to rural people from natural spring...Religious activities mark centenary of Gangaw Tahtaung Buddha images in Bogale...Mandalay Mayor’s Maha Thingyan pandal under construction on 26th street...Sandbank dredging to prevent landslides in Madaya Township...Rural people get library for raising reading skills...Commerce Ministry to abolish fines for export & import registration delay...Acrylic paintings by Artist Win Lwin Aung on display at solo show in Yangon...Track & Field, body-building continue in National Sports Festival..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Estonian President, PM...With our ride for women’s rights, we hope to raise as much awareness as possible for women’s rights: R4WR (Ride 4 Women’s Rights)...Myanmar, ROK focus on development of infrastructure, fishery sector...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker receives Norwegian delegation...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Estonian counterpart...Embassy of Switzerland to co-host the Solar Impulse Pre-arrival Press Conference..... "PERSPECTIVES": "No one can lie one’s way out of a problem" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Aspiration" by Kyi Mun
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 24 February, 2015 (Burmese/ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 24 February 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 24 February, 2015
Date of publication: 24 February 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: Inland Water Transport Organization Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 51/2014 (ပြည်တွင်းရေရ ြောင်းြို့ရောင်ရေး အဖွဲ့ ဥြရေ)
Date of publication: 05 December 2014
Description/subject: Provisional English title... A Pyithu Hluttaw website link is used as an alternate link to this law but it does not always work.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (131K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/sites/default/files/laws/2015/01/16/51.%E1%80%BB%E1%80%95%E1%80%8A%...
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2014


Title: Myanmar National Aviation Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 52/2014 (မြန်ြာအြျိုးသား လေလ ြောင်းဥပလေ)
Date of publication: 05 December 2014
Description/subject: Provisional English title... A Pyithu Hluttaw website link is used as an alternate link to this law but it does not always work.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (114K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/sites/default/files/laws/2015/01/16/52.%E1%80%BB%E1%80%99%E1%80%94%...
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2014


Title: Emergency Patient Care Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 53/2014 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 05 December 2014
Description/subject: Provisional English title... A Pyithu Hluttaw website link is used as an alternate link to this law but it does not always work.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (97K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/sites/default/files/laws/2015/01/16/53.%E1%80%91%E1%80%AD%E1%80%81%...
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2014


Title: Law amending the law relating to the emoluments, allowances and insignia of the chairperson and the executive committee members of the Self-Administered Division or Self-Administered Zone - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 54/2014 (Burmese (ျမန္မာ
Date of publication: 09 December 2014
Description/subject: This law is an amendment of SPDC Law: "The Law Relating to the Emoluments, Allowances and Insignia of the Chairperson and the Executive Committee members of the Self-Administered Division or Self-Administered Zone" - 2011-01-10-SPDC Law 4/2011... A Pyithu Hluttaw website link is used as an alternate link to this law but it does not always work.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (30K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/sites/default/files/laws/2015/01/16/54.%E1%80%80%E1%80%AD%E1%80%AF%...
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2014


Title: Law amending the law relating to the emoluments, allowances and insignia of the chairperson and members of the Nay Pyi Taw Council - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 55/2014 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 09 December 2014
Description/subject: This law is an amendment of SPDC Law: "The Law Relating to the Emoluments, Allowances and Insignia of the Chairperson and Members of the Nay Pyi Taw Council" - 2011-01-10-SPDC Law 5/2011... A Pyithu Hluttaw website link is used as an alternate link to this law but it does not always work.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (41K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/sites/default/files/laws/2015/01/16/55.%E1%80%B1%E1%80%94%E1%80%BB%...
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2014


Title: Law amending the law telating to the emoluments, allowances and insignia of the union level persons - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 56/2014 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 09 December 2014
Description/subject: This law is an amendment of SPDC law: "The Law Relating to the Emoluments, Allowances and Insignia of the Union Level Persons" - 2011-01-10-SPDC Law 2/2011... A Pyithu Hluttaw website link is used as an alternate link to this law but it does not always work.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (67K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/sites/default/files/laws/2015/01/16/56.%E1%80%BB%E1%80%95%E1%80%8A%...
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2014


Title: Divers paths to justice - Legal pluralism and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia
Date of publication: 26 November 2011
Description/subject: "Indigenous peoples are among the most historically ancient living cultures of the world and have over time developed their own distinct bodies of laws and institutions of social organisation, regulation and control. These laws and institutions are expressed and practised in ways unique to their sociocultural contexts as self-determining peoples since time immemorial. Today, they are commonly referred to as customary laws (and practices). Customary laws govern community affairs, and regulate and maintain indigenous peoples’ social and cultural practices, economic, environmental and spiritual well-being. However, customary laws and practices and governing institutions have come under frequent and repeated attack, leading to their severe distortion and erosion since the period of conquest and colonisation. This situation has continued with the formation of new States following decolonisation in more recent times. Prejudices against indigenous peoples and projects of nation-building have led to these peoples being marginalised and the practice of their customary laws, cultural practices, beliefs and institutions has become a criminal offence in many parts of the world, including Asia..."
Author/creator: Marcus Colchester & Sophie Chao (eds.) with Ramy Bulan, Jennifer Corpuz, Amity Doolittle, Devasish Roy, Myrna Safitri, Gam Shimray & Prasert Trakansuphakon
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)
Format/size: pdf (2,1MB-reduced version; 3.9MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.forestpeoples.org/sites/fpp/files/publication/2011/11/divers-paths-justice-cover.pdf
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Law and Constitution > Rule of Law/Legal Pluralism (international and Burma/Myanmar-specific)


Title: Law amending the law relating to the emoluments, allowances and insignia of the region or state level persons - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 57/2014 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 09 December 2014
Description/subject: This law is an amendment of SPDC Law: "The Law Relating to the Emoluments, Allowances and Insignia of the Region or State Level Persons" - 2011-01-10-SPDC Law 3/2011... A Pyithu Hluttaw website link is used as an alternate link to this law but it does not always work.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (41K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/sites/default/files/laws/2015/01/16/57.%E1%80%90%E1%80%AD%E1%80%AF%...
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2014


Title: Law Amending the Constitutional Court Law- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 46/2014 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 05 November 2014
Description/subject: Provisional English title... A Pyithu Hluttaw website link is used as an alternate link to this law but it does not always work.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (45K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/sites/default/files/laws/2015/01/05/46.%E1%82%8F%E1%80%AD%E1%80%AF%...
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2014


Title: 2014-2015 National Budget Law- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 49/2014 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 20 November 2014
Description/subject: Provisional English title... A Pyithu Hluttaw website link is used as an alternate link to this law but it does not always work.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (44K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/sites/default/files/laws/2015/01/05/49.%E1%81%82%E1%81%80%E1%81%81%...
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2014


Title: The governance palimpsest: order maintenance in Southeast Burma
Date of publication: 2014
Description/subject: Focus on Karen refugees....."The force of habit, the awe of traditional command and a sentimental attachment to it, the desire to satisfy public opinion - all combine to make custom be obeyed for its own sake. In this the ‘savages’ do not differ from the members of any self-contained community with a limited horizon, whether this be an Eastern European ghetto, an Oxford college, or a Fundamentalist Middle West community. But love of tradition, conformism and the sway of custom account but to a very partial extent for obedience to rules among dons, savages, peasants, or Junkers. [. . .] in the main these rules are followed because their practical utility is recognized by reason and testified by experience." (Malinowski 1926).....Re the attached sales flyer for the book, the publishers say that a paperback version will be out in July or August.
Author/creator: Kirsten McConnachie
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Governing Refugees - Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism" (Chapter 4)
Format/size: pdf (619K)
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Law and Constitution > Rule of Law/Legal Pluralism (international and Burma/Myanmar-specific)


Title: Law Relating to Emoluments and Allowances of the representatives of the Pyithu Hluttaw, Amyotha Hluttaw, Region or State Hluttaw and the members of the Leading Body of Self-Administered Division & Zone - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law 1/2015
Date of publication: 31 January 2015
Description/subject: This law is an amendment of SPDC Law: "The Law Relating to Emoluments and Allowances of the representatives of the Pyithu Hluttaw, the Amyotha Hluttaw, the Region Hluttaw or State Hluttaw and the members of the Leading Body of the Self-Administered Division or Self-Administered Zone" - 2011-01-10-SPDC Law 6/2011 ... A Pyithu Hluttaw website link is used as an alternate link to this law but it does not always work.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (33K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/sites/default/files/laws/2015/02/16/%20%E1%80%A1%E1%80%99%E1%80%BA%...
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015


Title: The struggle for ownership of justice
Date of publication: 2014
Description/subject: "We lawyers just cannot help being Darwinian. We simply cannot shake off our assumption that some legal cultures are more developed than others. We prefer written law to oral law; we are happier with professional judges than with people’s rough justice; and — need I say? — we just love cultures that have their own lawyers.".....Re the attached sales flyer for the book, the publishers say that a paperback version will be out in July or August. (Andrew Huxley 2011)
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Governing Refugees - Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism" (Chapter 6)
Format/size: pdf (599K)
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Law and Constitution > Rule of Law/Legal Pluralism (international and Burma/Myanmar-specific)


Title: Law on Promoting Public Support for Amending the 2008 Consitution- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 2/2015 (ြပည်äထာင်စâသမ္မတြမန်မာနိâင်ငæäတာ် ဖွဲ့စည်းပâæအäြခခæဥပäဒ
Date of publication: 10 February 2015
Description/subject: Provisional English title... A Pyithu Hluttaw website link is used as an alternate link to this law but it does not always work.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (115K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/sites/default/files/laws/2015/02/16/%20%28%E1%81%82%E1%81%80%E1%81%...
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015


Title: Law Amending the Law Regarding Civilian and Military Diplomats- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 3/2015 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 10 February 2015
Description/subject: Provisional English title
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015


Title: Law Amending the United Nations Organization Act- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 4/2015 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 10 February 2015
Description/subject: Provisional English title... A Pyithu Hluttaw website link is used as an alternate link to this law but it does not always work.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/sites/default/files/laws/2015/02/16/_1.pdf
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015


Title: Ethnic Nationalities Affairs Center (Union of Burma)
Description/subject: An independent resource, education, and training center supporting Burma's peace process... "Established in July 2013, the Ethnic Nationalities Affairs Center (ENAC) is an independent resource, education, and training center to support the peace process in Burma... Our Mission: To help achieve sustainable peace in Burma by engaging with political stakeholders, civil society, and the international community... Our Activities: Research & Writing Documents; Conducting research and writing policy documents about the issues related to the peace process in Burma, for example, federalism, natural resources, health, education, humanitarian aid, etc... Workshops and seminars: Conducting workshops and seminars with political stakeholders and civil society groups about the peace process issues... Presentation & Social Media: Conducting briefings and engaging local and international communities through live presentations, our website, social media, local print, radio, and television.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ethnic Nationalities Affairs Center
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 February 2015
ML > Non-Burman and non-Buddhist groups > Inter-ethnic groupings > Social and community organizations


Title: Ethnic Community Development Forum (Burma)
Description/subject: "Ethnic Community Development Forum (ECDF) is a focal point for social and community development organizations from the various ethnic nationality regions of Burma.ECDF was founded at the 6th Ethnic Community Development Seminar in July 2004. Today we have eight member organizations. Our members work in in Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Shan, Mon, Arakan, and Chin States. Each organization works independently to forward its own vision and solve the unique problems of its particular community. ECDF provides a meeting point for the staff and leadership to come together for training, dialogue, and joint efforts. Several times each year, ECDF brings the members of these organizations together to discuss the current situation and to continue the education of their staff. Alumni of these trainings then coordinate their own local projects with support from ECDF. These projects operate with the participation of all members of the community and reflect the development visions of local people. In bringing these organizations together, ECDF hopes to promote inter-ethnic cooperation and increased awareness of national issues and their solutions. ECDF also hopes to foster a participatory path to development in Burma as an alternative to the top-down, exploitative practices of the Naypyidaw government. In order to achieve this goal ECDF follows three core principles, formulated by its members in 2006:..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ethnic Community Development Forum
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.ecdfburma.org/burmese/
Date of entry/update: 23 February 2015
ML > Non-Burman and non-Buddhist groups > Inter-ethnic groupings > Social and community organizations


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 23 February, 2015 (Burmese/ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 23 February 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 23 February, 2015
Date of publication: 23 February 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: Burma news sources focussed on non-Burman peoples
Description/subject: Link to a news sub-section of OBL
Language: English
Source/publisher: Onlline Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 February 2015
ML > Non-Burman and non-Buddhist groups > Periodicals and news services covering several non-Burman groups


Title: Burma/Myanmar news sources in non-Burmese languages of Burma (current sites)
Description/subject: Link to a news sub-section of OBL
Language: Bangla, Chin, Jinghpaw, Karen, Karenni, Mon, Shan,
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 February 2015
ML > Non-Burman and non-Buddhist groups > Periodicals and news services covering several non-Burman groups


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 16 February, 2015: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw condemn individuals and armed groups affiliated with Kokang renegades and honours the Tatmadaw
Date of publication: 17 February 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 Feb — Pyidaungsu Hluttaw strongly criticized and expressed disapproval of individuals and armed groups affiliated with Kokang renegade groups which are launching attacks in Laukkai area, Shan state, honouring the government troops who are protecting sovereignty and territory of the country. The bicameral supported a proposal of U Stephen, an MP from Kengtung Township constituency, to object Kokang renegade groups which are also attacking civilians, security forces and government troops with the supports of other armed groups. U Stephen said Kokang renegades led by U Phon Kya Shin launched attacks to a military base in Konekyan area, headquarters of Kokang Self-Administrated Zone, Se-aw detention centre, police station in Yan Lone Kyaine and Laukkai station on February 8. He also noted that attacks of Kokang renegade groups are tantamount to threatening stability of Laukkai area and sovereignty of the country. Later, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved report of Joint Public Accounts Committee findings and remarks on Budget Report 4/2015 that clarified the budget in the first half of 2014-2015 fiscal year sent by Union Government Office. The Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw read out the verdict of Constitutional Tribunal of the Union that remarked white cardholders are ineligible to vote in referendum on amendment of State Constitution as per Section 4, sub-section (a) of Section 38 and Section 391. As a conclusion, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discussed Report of Planning and Financial Development Joint Committee about the first six months of 2014-2015 fiscal year."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (72K)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 17 February, 2015: MPs seek clear instructions of central committee Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on land reallocation processes
Date of publication: 18 February 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Feb — Land Utilization Management Central Committee clarified the body’s progress to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw after listening to the investigation report of Joint Bill Committee on business permits for coastal and inland transport which is a conflict issue between the two Hluttaws. Deputy minister Brigadier General Kyaw Zan Myint, secretary of Land Utilization Management Central Committee, presented the progress of land reallocation schemes with the supporting sub-committees at respective areas. The central committee has implemented the instruction of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to return the confiscated lands to the owners after informing public through media. Brigadier General Kyaw Zan Myint also said the committee handed over the lands released by government ministries and private firms to original owners, and they have been informed to reclaim their lands with ownership documents. U Khaing Maung Yi, a member of Yangon Region Farmland Investigation Commission, suggested Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s investigation commission and Land Utilization Management Central Committee should meet to solve remaining problems. U Kyaw Myint, a member of Yangon Region Farmland Investigation Commission, also said mismanagement of land investigation bodies at village and township levels, asking clear instructions of central committee. Pyidaungsu Hluttaw kept the records secretary of Land Utilization Management Central Committee."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (66K)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015
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Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 16 February, 2015: Myanmar Investment Commission defends bylaw and notification
Date of publication: 17 February 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 Feb — Deputy Minister Dr Maung Maung Thein, a member of Myanmar Investment Commission, said Monday bylaw and notifications of Foreign Investment Law are not ultra vires to the law. In reply to U Tin Yu, an MP of Yangon region constituency 3, Dr Maung Maung Thein clarified bylaws and notifications are not beyond the powers in line with the definitions of ‘letter of law’ and ‘spirit of law’, as he was quoting article 3 of the Foreign Investment Law that says the Law shall apply to business stipulated by the Commission, by notification, with the prior approval of the Union Government. He also said paragraph numbers 4, 5 and 7 explain details of this article about restriction, prohibitions and investment in business sector, as well as possible permissions. Notification number 49/2014 issued in August last year has stipulated the list of economic activities under prohibition. The Deputy Minister said sectors that have been allowed or prohibited can vary from time to time. MPs also agreed to discuss amendment bill on 2012 Amyotha Hluttaw Law which is required to meet the changing situations directly related with the Upper House."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (66K)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015
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Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 18 February, 2015: Measures being taken to prevent Ebola, says deputy health ministe
Date of publication: 19 February 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 18 Feb — The Deputy Minister for Health said the ministry is taking measures to prevent the spread Ebola virus which was found in Guinea in West Africa, in March 2014. In reply to the question of U Khin Maung Yi, an MP of Ayeyawady region constituency 6, the deputy minister said according to the statistics of World Health Organization on February 8, 2015, a total of 22,894 people in six countries of West Africa, as well as in Spain and the United States, were infected with Ebola virus, with a death toll of 9,177. The deputy minister also said the Ministry is cooperating with WHO, International Air Transport Association, International Civil Aviation Organization, international airlines and World Courier Service to be able send blood samples of Ebola suspected patients as the establishments of laboratories with the highest biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) are very expensive. Detection of Ebola virus is being carried out at airports and border checkpoints, while training programmes for treating infected persons are conducted for healthcare staff. U Khet Htain Nan, an MP of Kachin State constituency 1, urged Union Government during the session to set up a sports institute in Myitkyina, the capital of state. The proposal was supported by U Phe Thaung, an MP of Kachin State constituency 6, saying that the Ministry of Sports should make strategies to nurture skillful sportspersons in ethnic areas. U Sai Tin Aung, an MP of Kachin State constituency 5, also suggested to make short and long term plans for sports in other states and regions in addition to a huge investments in Nay Pyi Taw. Deputy Minister then explained that the lack of budget allocation will not make it possible to construct a sports institution in Myitkyina."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (72K)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015
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Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 19 February, 2015: Ministers’ Office to be opened as museum for public observation
Date of publication: 20 February 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 19 Feb — At the 19th day session of Amyotha Hluttaw on Thursday, Dr Myat Nyana Soe of Yangon Region Constituency No 4 asked whether there is a plan to build social security housings under the 2012 Social Security Law. Deputy Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Daw Win Maw Tun replied that depending on economic development of the State and financial situation, the housing project will be submitted to the union government in coming fiscal years. Those workers wishing to buy the housing must pay the whole cost or 25 percent of their income to the project monthly during 180 months period under the 1954 Social Security Act and 2012 Social Security Law. U Saw Maw Tun of Bago Region Constituency No 1 asked whether there is a plan to arrange public observation of historic parliament building in the compound of Secretariat in Yangon. Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint replied that Myanmar Investment Commission invited tender for renovation of the Ministers’ Office (Secretariat) in Botahtaung Township, Yangon, and allowed Anawmar Fine Arts Co Ltd to renovate the building. The company will open historic rooms where martyrs were assassinated, office of General Aung San and parliament building for public observation. U Myo Myint of Mandalay Region Constituency No 6 submitted a proposal calling for successful implementation of projects in development of Myanmar’s future electric power sector. Three MP seconded the motion, and Hluttaw approved the proposal."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (69K)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015
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Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 16 February, 2015: MPF extends many branches and enhances capacity
Date of publication: 17 February 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 Feb—At the 17th day session of Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) on Monday, U Than Myint of Wundwin Constituency asked whether there is a plan to issue warning of earthquake to the people and process of preparations. Deputy Minister for Transport U Zin Yaw replied that the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is taking various ways and means for decreasing loss of life and property in natural disasters including earthquakes and disseminating knowledge to the people. Department of Meteorology and Hydrology also distributes pamphlets on preparations to be carried out before and after earthquakes and conducts natural disaster management courses and prevention of earthquake in cooperation with the Ministry of SWRR, Myanmar Red Cross Society and Myanmar Engineering Society. U Khaing Maung Yi of Ahlon Constituency submitted a proposal calling for extending establishment of Myanmar Police Force and security forces and upgrading them to be able to prevent and control terrorism and destructive acts for ensuring life security of the people. The Hluttaw approved it. Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint explained that MPF extended many branches from 2011 to 2014 and conducts capacity enhancement courses for the police and community policing courses with the assistance of European Union- EU for ensuring safety of people."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (69K)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015
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Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 18 February, 2015: Ministries officially allowed three more minutes for explanations
Date of publication: 19 February 2015
Description/subject: "Government ministries have got three more minutes for explanations at Pyithu Hluttaw beginning at the 18th day of 12th regular session despite only three minutes in the past. Responsible persons of ministers took more than three minutes which was officially allowed for each explanation, and Speaker of Hluttaw had to neglect the limited time. Decision of Hluttaw Rights Committee on Wednesday includes MPs are allowed three minutes for each question, while ministries are allocated a total of six minutes for explanation. The Speaker of Hluttaw may stop irrelevant questions with related issue; U Thein Nyunt, MP of Pyithu Hluttaw from Thingangyun Township constituency, remarked, “Ministers and deputy ministers answered and explained with long stories for even sample and short questions, presenting the works of their respective ministries. It is a waste of time for Hluttaw and revenue of the country. So, union level officials should try to compete the answer during the allocated time."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (66k)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 19 February, 2015: Pyithu Hluttaw goes on for 19th day
Date of publication: 20 February 2015
Description/subject: " Nay Pyi Taw, 19 Feb — The Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) continued its 19th day session on Thursday, with questions and answers regarding farming disputes and standards and measures for sale of alcohol and a submission of motion. In his answer to the question on promulgation of anti-bullying laws, rules and regulations for farmers who won the farming dispute cases, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Kyaw Tun said that new legislation is not needed as existing farmland law and rules and regulations, the penal code and general and specials laws have provided adequate protection for farmers to do their businesses peacefully. The deputy minister also responded to a question on matters related to sale of alcohol that licenses have been issued in accord with a chain of approvals by local authorities; that regulators from the Ministry of Home Affairs or the Ministry of Health have released recommendations to ensure safe alcohol sale; and that actions are being taken against production and distribution of unqualified alcohol and illegal alcohol sellers in accord with the law. During the today’s session, U Myint Soe of Pyawbwe Constituency submitted a proposal urging the Union government to give exemption to those who resides on both sides of the highway from lawsuits against them as the new Highway Law requires houses to be built 230 feet apart from the highway, whereas the previous law only requires 100 feet."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (72K)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 22 February, 2015
Date of publication: 22 February 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein observes construction of new wholesale market in Singaing Township, Mandalay Region after trip to Chin State...Tatmadaw never tolerates attempts to encroach upon Myanmar’s sovereignty: Army holds press conference...Myanaung Township observes 67th Anniversary of Chin National Day...WAO, MCWSC donate cash for servicemen from Laukkai region...4th and 8th standard students happily join examinations in Mandalay Region...INRD staff explain process of Moe Pwint Special Project...Health staff gave measles and rubella vaccines to children under 5 years...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham comforts locals, workers who fled from Laukkai...Military columns still combating Kokang insurgents...Vice President U Nyan Tun attaches great importance to friendship among national brethren in his speech at opening of National Sports Festival..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Transition in Indonesia and Myanmar: Variations in Regime Outcome..... "PERSPECTIVES": "A small plant cannot bear fruit overnight" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "Transition in Indonesia and Myanmar: Variations in Regime Outcome" by Sonu Trivedi..."Competency Based Training and Assessment" by Kyaw Win (Labour)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 22 February, 2015
Date of publication: 22 February 2015
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 22 February, 2015 (Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ )
Date of publication: 22 February 2015
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: The Imperial Gazetteer of India
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015
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